“What he succeeds in doing, admirably, is not only describing some of the elements of good storytelling, but describing them in such a way as to model good storytelling in the very act of explaining it. In short, this book is wonderfully readable.” – Moira Allen, Writing-World.com

How To Write Your Best Story, 2nd Ed.


Beginning writers often wonder what it takes to get published. This book looks at what really makes fiction work: good storytelling!

This book explores three key elements that fuel the magic of story: intriguing eccentricity, delightful details, and satisfying surprises.

The proven storytelling techniques are time-tested and used by the best and most successful authors (literary and commercial), whose books are treasured by generations of fans.

“[This book] goes behind technique, practice, and skill, to the heart of things: what a story is, why stories matter, what we’re doing when we tell (or write) one. The writer who follows the advice in this book will approach his/her work with a new sense of perspective and a renewed sense of joy.”
– SJ Rozan, winner of Edgar, Shamus, Anthony, Nero, and Macavity awards

How To Write Your Best Story:
Advice for Writers on Spinning an Enchanting Tale
(expanded 2nd Edition)
by Philip Martin

Crispin Books  •  Oct. 2017
Trade Softcover • 168 pages • 5.5” x 8.5”
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